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Resources Victoria introduced to help quarries

Resources Victoria has been announced as the new governmental body to help manage and regulate the state’s quarrying and resources sector. 

The Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA)  introduced the new entity to help with the quarrying and resources sector in the state.

“Creating Resources Victoria helps signal the importance of our minerals and quarry sectors in helping the state grow and transition,” DEECA said.

“Resources Victoria will help drive increases in the mineral and quarry materials we all need for a vibrant state-wide economy and to support the construction sector, new infrastructure and the renewable energy transition.”

The announcement came earlier this month and came into effect on July 31. It will be the central body to regulate the quarrying and resources sector’s efforts in policy development, reform and approval coordination.

It also takes in the Geological Survey of Victoria and the Earth Resources Regulator. The ERR has been Victoria’s regulator of exploration, mining, quarrying, petroleum, recreational prospecting and other earth resource activities.

The new entity is expected to play a key role in:

  • regulating the resources industry to effectively manage risks to the environment and community
  • managing access to the State’s resources for current and future use
  • policy development and regulatory reform
  • regulatory approval coordination
  • regional geoscientific investigations and data provision.
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